Category: Minister for Health

Victoria Funds PrEP Expansion After Federal Government Refuses Again

The Federal Liberal Government has once again failed to respond to calls to step up and fund access to the life-saving HIV prevention drug, Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP). At today’s Council of Australian Governments (COAG) Health Council, Victoria called on the Federal Government to take action to ensure a quick listing of PrEP on the Pharmaceutical […]

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World-Class Monash Children’s Hospital Helping Kids Recover Quicker

A fun and modern rehabilitation space to help kids recover faster and get back to normal life after illness or injury has been unveiled at the soon-to-be opened $250 million Monash Children’s Hospital. Minister for Health Jill Hennessy today had an early look at the hospital’s new rehabilitation spaces, which will provide therapy for thousands […]

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Work Starts On Werribee Mercy Hospital Expansion

More patients in the West will soon get the care and surgeries they need faster with construction now underway on the Andrews Labor Government’s $85 million redevelopment of Werribee Mercy Hospital. Minister for Health Jill Hennessy and Member for Werribee Tim Pallas today marked the start of works on the hospital expansion for one of […]

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Victorian First Sexual And Reproductive Health Plan

A new state-wide pregnancy support phone hot line, more funding to support women with polycystic ovary syndrome and the creation of eight new community-based family planning health hubs are at the centre of Victoria’s first ever plan to improve the sexual and reproductive health of all Victorian women. Minister for Health Jill Hennessy today released […]

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Work Starts On Maroondah Breast Cancer Centre

Women in Melbourne’s east will soon have better access to breast screening, assessment and diagnostic services and care, closer to home, with construction starting on the new Maroondah Breast Cancer Centre in Ringwood. Minister for Health Jill Hennessy and Member for Eastern Metropolitan Region Shaun Leane today marked the start of building works for the […]

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Equipment Boost To Treat More Stawell Patients Sooner

More Stawell patients will get the surgeries they need sooner thanks to an Andrews Labor Government funding boost to upgrade medical equipment at Stawell Regional Health. Minister for Health Jill Hennessy today announced Stawell Regional Health would receive $220,000 through the first round of the Labor Government’s new Regional Health Infrastructure Fund. The $200 million […]

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New Fund To Fast-Track Medical Breakthroughs Now Open

The Andrews Labor Government’s new research fund to fast-track the latest breakthroughs in health and medical research into everyday care and treatment for patients is now open. Minister for Health Jill Hennessy today called for applications for the inaugural Victorian Medical Research Acceleration Fund, with two levels of funding available of up to $100,000 and […]

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$5 Million Palliative Care Boost To Support More Victorians To Die At Home

A new $5 million fund for community palliative care agencies to provide at home palliative care will support more Victorians with a terminal illness to be cared for, and die, in their place of choice. The new fund will provide grants of up to $50,000 for equipment and information technology that allows nurses and other […]

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A Better Sense Of Identity For Donor-Conceived Victorians

All donor-conceived Victorians can now access available identifying information about their donors and heritage regardless of when they were born, under new laws that come into effect from today. Previously, only people born from sperm or eggs donated after 1998 could automatically find out available identifying information about their donors. Changes to the law in […]

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Warragul Hospital Revamp To Treat More Patients Sooner

More Gippsland patients will get the emergency care and surgeries they need sooner thanks to an Andrews Labor Government funding boost to revamp Warragul Hospital. Minister for Health Jill Hennessy and Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing today visited Warragul Hospital to announce West Gippsland Healthcare Group would receive $9.3 million for two projects through […]

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